Founder, Head of Development, Creative Director
Misha is a lover of racing in F1 simulators and a master of varial kickflips. He participates in all creative and business processes at the studio, striving to maintain balance between them. He also runs a blog about animation and has a passion for enriching it. Misha’s grandmother does cross-stitching, which sparked his passion for pixel art and minimalism.
— How long have you been working in this field?
I think since 2014.
— What’s your job in the studio?
My job is to combine the daily tasks of an entrepreneur and a creative director. Nadya and I are responsible for taking all high-level decisions for the studio. We meticulously choose projects that can reveal each director’s potential and lead to the best result for the client.
We form a team for the projects together with producers and directors. I normally join all important calls and oversee each project. But I do try to trust the team to call the shots.
— What do you like about your job?
I like being helpful and I love those moments when a smart solution is born. But most of all I appreciate moments when the team is happy with the results of a project. It brings me inner harmony.
— What do you hate about the job?
A long chain of communication where important feedback gets lost in translation.
— What is your dream (if you have one)?
I want the studio to outlive me.
— What’s your top-3 animation movie recommendation?
Story of One Crime (1962), Revolting Rhymes (2016), Perfect Blue (1997).